Friday, August 12, 2011

Writing for Lawyers

Annotated Research

Question: How do lawyers write?

Answer: “Describes law writing as less reader-oriented and more oriented toward the speech community.” BL Gunnerson. 1989. P. 433.

Comment: In a sense, this finding makes sense. Lawyers make speeches all the time. I would not be surprised if they wrote as if they were giving a speech. If this finding is true, better know the lingo or you’ll soon find yourself lost in a turbulent sea of verbiage and specialized language. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.

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